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Watch Dwarf Planet Ceres As It Spins

To everything, turn, turn, turn<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is about to get up, close, and personal with Ceres, a dwarf planet that’s been lurking in the asteroid belt. As it approaches, Dawn has been snapping some amazing images of the rock, and it just took some of its highest-resolution photographs …

As People Head Into Space, PayPal Says It Will Follow Them

Many people know how to buy things in cyberspace. But what about doing business in outer space? That's the question PayPal says it wants to answer. Citing the looming era of space tourism, the company is creating the PayPal Galactic project along with the SETI Institute, "to help make universal …

You Won’t Finish This Article

I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on …

What the Stratasys, Objet & MakerBot Merger Means for the Future of 3D Printing

As we announced earlier, Stratasys, like the objects coming out of their print nozzles, has acquired their own third dimension. Last year, the …

3D Printing

Play this: 'The Queen of Snakes' is a gorgeous, free 'Indiana Jones'-themed adventure game

<i>The Queen of Snakes</i> has a lot going for it. It's a simple and fun point-and-click adventure game with an absolutely stunning comic book art style, as well as a treasure hunting theme that elicits some very strong <i>Indiana Jones</i> vibes. You'll explore a labyrinth temple full of secrets, treasures, …

Wearables and Sensors Big Topics at All Things D

There were very few product announcement at the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital Conference that wrapped up on Thursday, but there was plenty of talk — and a couple of products — focusing on the trends of wearable technology and ubiquitous sensors.<p><b>Profound area for technology</b><p>It started on …

Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for getting social on the site, with friends from …

Infographic: Top colleges and highest salaries in gaming industry

Video games are not a waste of time if you’re a programmer who studied at the University of California and you work for Bethesda Game Studios (Skyrim, Fallout). At least according to this data.<p>Casual-game developer Big Fish put together a giant infographic that lists the best schools for gaming, …

GitHub Announces Octokit, The Official Way To Build Using The GitHub API

GitHub today announced Octokit, a new lineup of GitHub-maintained client libraries for the GitHub API.<p>Octokit comes in two flavors. It offers a kit for developing Ruby apps and another for Objective-C. The Ruby version is what the site describes as a simple wrapper for the GitHub API. The …

“Nerd Circus” Steam Carnival Reaches $100,000 Kickstarter Goal

Steam Carnival, the STEM-plus-art educational circus that performed earlier this week at <b>D11</b>, has met its $100,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter. …

Crowd Funding

Google must obey FBI's warrantless requests for user data for now, judge rules

Google's attempts to fight FBI National Security Letters, controversial requests to hand over users' data without telling them and without getting a search warrant, aren't going so well. A US District Court Judge in California recently rejected Google's petition to have 19 letters requesting user …

On a mission to Mars via the power of the sun

Elon Musk built PayPal and now aims to revolutionise travel on Earth and in space, he tells Ben Oliver<p>Elon Musk describes building four billion-dollar businesses with conspicuous understatement. “I decided to do a couple of internet companies,” he says, “and that actually worked out reasonably …

5 Free WordPress PayPal Plugins You Would Gladly Pay For

The Simple Paypal Shopping Cart plugin does indeed make adding a PayPal shopping cart to your site.<p>Working with shortcodes, you can easily add a …

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded …

Viral

eBay’s PayPal and Magento join hands to offer a mobile payment service

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When eBay(s ebay) bought Magento in 2011 it gained an e-commerce platform that merchants could use to create custom online …

eCommerce

LG brings PayPal to its Smart TV platform

LG is making it easier for people to part with their cash from the comfort of their couches with the integration of PayPal into its Smart TV …

Smart TV

Log in with PayPal: A new way to take the headache out of mobile shopping

In its ongoing effort to become a universal payment service, PayPal is today launching a new service that should simplify shopping on mobile websites.<p>Dubbed “Log in with PayPal,” the service lets you easily sign in with your PayPal credentials to avoid the pain of filling out shipping and payment …

PayPal considers accepting BitCoin payments

PayPal CEO John Donahoe is considering ways of implementing BitCoins into PayPal’s digital transaction network. He says that he’s watching Bitcoins …

FinTech

PayPal Exec: ‘iPhone Fingerprint Sensor Will Make Passwords and PINs a Thing of the Past’

In an Interop keynote presentation yesterday, PayPal chief information security officer Michael Barrett discussed the future of account security and …

Behance

PayPal takes aim at Square with free mobile payment processing

The company is offering the deal through the end of the year to businesses that dump their current register solution in favor of PayPal Here.<p>PayPal is taking a major leap into the payment-processing space: it's eliminating fees for businesses that sign up for its service.<p>The news was announced on …

PayPal Cash Register Hardware Trade-in Program Launches

PayPal has launched a new PayPal Cash Register trade-in program that enables merchants to trade in old POS payment processing equipment in exchange …

FinTech

Google I/O 2013: What’s On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware

Google’s big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we’ve also seen reports that suggest the Nexus line of Google-branded hardware won’t go completely untouched.<p>Nexus Phones<p>The rumors …

Google Says These Two Images Show How Radically The World Has Changed Since 2005

Google is hosting a conference for its developers. Thousands of people are in the building. A million are watching a live stream.<p>Google Android boss Sundar Pichai just put two images from the Vatican on the screen, and said it's all you need to see to know how much the world has changed in the past …

John Paul II

With Revamped Hangouts, Google Aims to Unify Messaging

Not one to be left behind in the messaging space, Google on Wednesday unveiled its revamped take on Hangouts, cobbling together a number of the …

Google

Google beats Siri to the Desktop with Google Now-like voice search for Chrome

Google today announced that it is revamping the Google voice search feature available in Chrome on the desktop. While users have always been able to search with their voice through Chrome, Google is attempting to make the service work more like it does through Google Search apps and Google Now on …

Larry Page Reminded Us Why We Love Google Today

Larry Page, Google's CEO and co-founder, closed out the Google I/O keynote today with a sentimental, almost subdued speech. He didn't sound like a …

Google Stock Price Closes At 52-Week High Of $915 On First Day Of Google I/O As Apple Takes Another Drop

Google’s stock price came close to its 52-week high on the first day of Google I/O today, hitting $915 per share at close. In comparison, Apple today dropped 15 points to close at $428 per share, 277 points off its 52-week high.<p>This morning, Google stock jumped to $909 per share from its opening …

Unboxing The First Chromebook Pixel Given Away At Google I/O

Sebastian Rodriguez waited in line 90 minutes to be the first person at Google I/O to get the Google Chromebook Pixel, the premium laptop given to all conference attendees today.<p>Rodriguez is a a software engineer with Thales, a data security company. He humored us and did an “unboxing” of his new …

Why Google thinks the GPU is the engine for the web of the future

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>For years, the internet provided users with static clumps of information stored and refreshed in databases …